Like what you see at Aberystwyth University? 


  • Welsh University of the Year (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and The Sunday Times)
  • Top in Wales for and 2nd in the UK for Student Experience (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top in Wales for and 3rd in the UK for Teaching Quality (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top in Wales for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2023)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Academic Support (National Student Survey 2023; Based on the universities featured in The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)

We are Aberystwyth University, and this is your place for learning and for life. Since 1872, we have built a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research. Today, we welcome students from all over the world and we are home to over 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. We pride ourselves on our welcome and our inclusivity while at the same time as being a university rooted in excellence and research.

Our main campus overlooks the stunning Welsh coast and must have claim to one of the best University environments in the UK, and our friendly town provides a home from home for university staff and students from more than 100 countries. 

Those international students who have chosen to call Aber home can also benefit from staying in university-managed accommodation at no cost during term-time.

Our courses are designed to enable you to go out in the world and make a difference. we offer a variety of courses including foundation, undergraduate, taught and research postgraduate programmes including our Professional and Executive MBA courses in subject areas ranging from accounting, nursing to veterinary science and zoology.

Our students are taught by frontline researchers who are internationally renowned and experts in their fields, this is why we have been awarded Best University for student experience and Teaching Quality and Welsh University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021 & 2020). At Aber, you are also encouraged to expand your horizons by choosing modules and pathways from different subject areas, allowing you to develop a wide range of skills and follow your own path. Browse through our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.



Location: Aberystwyth, Mid Wales

Number of students: 7,845

(Undergraduate: 6,465; postgraduate: 1,380; international: 1,345)*
*Figures from Higher Education Student Statistics (HESA), 2021/22

Contact: 01970 623111 / +44 1970 623111

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Panoramic view of Aberystwyth in Cardigan bay
Infographic displaying the fact that a quarter of the country is National Park or a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Panoramic view of Aberystwyth in Cardigan bay from Consti Hill. 

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Funding Options

International and domestic students in Wales may be eligible for financial support, including scholarships, grants and bursaries, depending on where you live.